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Bob Weir And Shawn Colvin To Be Feted At Americana Awards

Rocker Weir is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Performer honour in recognition of his more than five decades in the music industry, which included his long tenure with the Grateful Dead....

Paul Mccartney Surprises Audience With Bob Weir Appearance

The former Beatle was performing at baseball stadium Fenway Park on Sunday night (17Jul16) when he teamed up with Grateful Dead rocker Weir for a jam session for Wings track Hi, Hi, Hi...

Paul Mccartney Sings With Bob Weir

Sir Paul McCartney was joined on stage by Bob Weir last night (17.07.16).The Beatles legend was playing a show at Fenway Park in Boston when the Grateful Dead singer came on for the encore. The...

John Mayer's New Album To Be Released In 2017

John Mayer's new album will be released next year. The 38-year-old singer/songwriter - who released his last studio album 'Paradise Valley' in 2013 - has almost completed his latest record and hopes it will come...

Musician Rob Wasserman Dies

Wasserman, a bassist, composer and producer who worked with the stars including Lou Reed and the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, passed away due to undisclosed health problems. Weir, who formed the band...

Bob Weir Accepts Les Paul Honour With 'Heavy Heart'

The rocker became the first ever recipient of the accolade, named after the late guitarist/songwriter, during a special fundraiser at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on Sunday, and he...

Bob Weir To Receive First Les Paul Spirit Award

Officials at the Les Paul Foundation have announced plans to present the prize annually, from this year (16), to "an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the late, great Les Paul through innovation,...

Bob Weir Developing The Grateful Dead Tv Series

The rocker is working with bosses at Internet streaming site Amazon to adapt longtime roadie Steve Parish's 2003 book Home Before Midnight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead into a...

John Mayer To Form New Group With Grateful Dead Musicians

John Mayer is to help carry on the spirit of the Grateful Dead, with the news that he’ll be forming a new band, called Dead & Company, with three of the now-defunct group’s four remaining...

The Grateful Dead’S Farewell Show: Fan Rushed To Hospital After Falling 20 Feet At Soldier Field

The Grateful Dead’s farewell show has been hailed as a success, both in terms of their performance and financial gain, yet there was also an unpleasant incident involving one of their fans. The legendary rock...

Grateful Dead's Last Ever Shows Available Through Online Streams

To celebrate their last ever live shows, the Grateful Dead have announced that their concerts at Soldier Field in Chicago – dubbed ‘Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead’ - are to be...

Illinois State Representative Wants Grateful Dead To Be Honoured Ahead Of Reunion Shows

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting the cult band to perform a trio of shows with Phish star Trey Anastasio to mark the milestone at Chicago's Soldier Field, where they...

Grateful Dead Land New York Venue Honour

Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann are expected to attend the celebration ceremony at the fabled Big Apple venue on Monday (11May15), along with Trixie Garcia, daughter of the band's late frontman Jerry Garcia....

John Mayer To Tour With The Grateful Dead Members - Report

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting under the official group name this July (15) to perform a trio of shows with Phish star Trey Anastasio to celebrate their...

Remaining Grateful Dead Members To Reunite For Chicago Concerts

The four surviving members of legendary rock band the Grateful Dead are set to reunite this July for a series of concerts in Chicago. The shows will celebrate the band's 50th anniversary and mark their...

Phil Lesh & Bob Weir End Furthur As Dead Reunion Talk Heats Up

Grateful Dead stars Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have disbanded their jam group Furthur.The split news has fuelled rumours suggesting the two veteran rockers are planning a Dead reunion to mark the band's 50th anniversary...

Bob Weir Scraps Ratdog Shows

Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has sparked fears for his health after cancelling his remaining 2014 Ratdog shows.The rocker has cited unspecified "circumstances" as the reason for his band's hiatus. The news affects...

Grateful Dead Star Back Onstage After Health Scare

Former Grateful Dead star Bob Weir returned to the stage on Wednesday night (12Jun13) over a month after cancelling a string of shows following a collapse at a gig in New York.The veteran rocker was...

Bob Weir Takes Hiatus After Stage Collapse

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir is taking a break from performing after collapsing onstage in New York last week (ends28Apr13).The veteran rocker was performing with his group Further in Port Chester when he fell to...

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Collapses Onstage

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir sparked concern for his health on Thursday (25Apr13) after collapsing onstage during a concert in New York.The rocker was performing with his band Further at the Capitol Theatre in Port...

Grateful Dead Star Joins Norah Jones Onstage At San Francisco Festival

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir thrilled fans at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, California on Saturday (11Aug12) when he joined Norah Jones onstage for a rendition of his classic band's hit It Must...

Weir Forms New Band With The National Brothers

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir has formed a new supergroup with The National stars Scott and Bryan Devendorf.The band, calling themselves The Bridge Session, will make its debut at Weir's Tri Studios in San Rafael,...

Bob Weir Reopens Legendary California Music Hall

Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir celebrated the opening of his new music hall in California on Friday (27Jan12) with a performance by The Outlaws.Legendary San Francisco hotspot Sweetwater Music Hall closed its doors in 2007...

Weir Plans One-off Grateful Dead Orchestral Concert

GRATEFUL DEAD star BOB WEIR has teamed with a symphonic orchestra to rework his former supergroup's music for an upcoming "once-in-a-lifetime" concert.The singer/songwriter has announced plans for a special one-off orchestral Grateful Dead gig with...

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Breaks Ribs On Tour Bus

GRATEFUL DEAD guitarist BOB WEIR is suffering from broken ribs, after taking a tumble on his tour bus. Weir fell awkwardly when the driver of the famous 'Deadmobile' braked suddenly, en route to a recent...

Matthews Sets Sail On Cruise

American rocker DAVE MATTHEWS is heading for the high seas to headline a new cruise festival in the Caribbean. Fans will get the chance to enjoy Matthews close up as part of the Dave...

Weir Is Dead Tired

Former GRATEFUL DEAD star BOB WEIR has scrapped an autumn (04) tour with his side project RATDOG, citing exhaustion. The singer and guitarist was due to kick the tour off in Connecticut last week...

Stressed Branch Breaks Out In Hives

Rocker MICHELLE BRANCH is under so much pressure to complete her upcoming third album, she recently suffered a severe case of hives. The EVERYWHERE singer admits she's been working so hard on her summer...

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